'It didn't occur to me that I'd never see them again'

'It didn't occur to me that I'd never see them again'

These children arrive at Southampton in March 1939

Around 10,000 children were sent to the UK

There was a very moving reunion in London on Sunday.

Surviving members of the Kindertransport, which took Jewish children out of Nazi Germany on the eve of the Second World War, gathered to talk about their experiences of 70 years ago.

No adults were allowed on the trips so every story was also a story of a wrenching separation, as children were taken from parents, grand-parents, even older brothers and sisters - all left behind to face the Nazis' 'Final Solution'.

Esther Friedman was taken by train in late 1938 from her home in Vienna.

She spoke to the World Today's Fergus Nicoll:

Listen Listen to Esther Friedman (8 mins 38 secs)

First broadcast 24 November 2008